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Budget Summary FY2013

23300100 - Division of Marine Fisheries Administration
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





Account Description FY2012
Spending
FY2013
GAA
2330-0100 Division of Marine Fisheries Administration
For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that no less than $200,000 be expended for the School of Marine and Science Technology to conduct research and species count analysis on groundfish and scallops, including $50,000 to conduct research on gulf of Maine cod; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that, for functions not being performed by the plant prior to July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division shall complete a report of its findings pursuant to this item not later than 6 months following the effective date of this act, and shall file that report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 60 days prior to taking any such action; and provided further, that any proceeds derived from these activities shall be retained and shall be deposited into item 2330-0150

4,355,647 4,412,837

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